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The Joys of Winter
As I write, I look out on a thick blanket of snow rolling down to a frozen white lake. Ice…Read more.
A Scottish Christmas
MY DEBUT NOVEL, A Dream of Death, will be published by Crooked Lane Books in April of 2019. The setting,…Read more.
per·se·ver·ance noun \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\ First known use: 14th century :The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something…Read more.
Dream, Dream, Dream
The main character in my mystery, young widow Kate Hamilton, contemplates the significance of dreams: All you have to do…Read more.
The Last Man Who Knew Everything
Has anyone ever known everything there was to know? Who was the last person to have read every book in…Read more.
Castles…Castles on Hills
The first time I laid eyes on the Old World I was twenty. It was a wintry day in January.…Read more.
Long Live the Trees!
How many times have you watched the TV mini-series Pride & Prejudice (1995) with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett and…Read more.
Something Strange is Going On in Ohio
In a winter of snow, ice, below-zero temperatures, fender-benders, and school closings, Nature sometimes creates its own form of entertainment.…Read more.
Livin’ La Vida Fria: Life in the Polar Vortex
WINTER: most of us have at least one that stands out in memory. The year the snowdrift came over the…Read more.